As recommended by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, every person with asthma should have an “Asthma Action Plan.” This plan not only provides information on your asthma but also instructions on how to manage your symptoms. Key features of the plan should include medications, symptom alerts, and an emergency plan in the case of an asthma attack. This plan is especially important for children and students as it tells school nurses, teachers, and other caregivers how to care for your child’s asthma. It is important that this plan is filled out by you or your child’s primary care physician.
To learn more about Asthma Action Plans as well as to find sample plans to be filled out at your next doctor’s appointment visit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s website.